Maya Sherwood, Cambridge Scholar Award

Maya Sherwood, Cambridge Scholar Award,  Cambridge International AS Level Exams

Maya Sherwood, a junior at Niceville High School, was recently awarded the Cambridge Scholar designation by the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.  Maya gained high marks in the USA in the May 2019 AICE examinations over three or more Cambridge International AS Level subjects and is awarded the Cambridge Scholar Award with Scholar.  Maya is seeking her AICE diploma.  Niceville High School currently offers eight Cambridge courses.



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Congratulations Florida All-State Band Members

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Claire Ottesen, French Horn; Clara Brown, Clarinet; Emily Edwards, Flute; and Pablo Duque, Alto Saxophone


Niceville High School Eagles vs. Edgewater High School Fightin’ Eagles

When: Friday, November 22, 2019

Where: Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Time: 7:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Tickets:  FHSAA Playoff Tickets - $8.00 for all at the gate or get your tickets online at

Pay to WATCH the game live at OR LISTEN to the game for free at

Parking: Spectator/Visitor Parking - $5.00

Fans, including all parents, should use Eagle Way or Par Street entrances for Varsity Games.

Bus Parking: Visiting team buses and band trucks are permitted to drop off/park in the Edgewater High Bus Loop which can be entered directly off of Maury Road. This lot is located on the Northwest side of the campus.


Veterans Heritage Project

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First Semester Exam Schedule

Monday December 16, 2019

Period 1    7:00-7:40
Period 3    7:45-8:25
Period 4    8:30-9:10   
Period 5    9:15-9:55
Period 6    10:00 – 10:35
Period 7    10:35—11:55 (Regular Lunch)
Period 2    12:00-1:45   EOC EXAM

Tuesday December 17, 2019

7:00 –   8:40    3rd Period Exam

8:40-9:10 Snack/600,500,200 & 5th Period class
9:15-9:45 Snack/100, 300,400, all others

9:50 –   11:30    4th Period Exam

Wednesday December 18, 2019

7:00 –   8:40    5th Period Exam

8:40-9:10 Snack/600,500,200 & 1st Period Class
9:15-9:45 Snack/100,300,400, all others

9:50 –   11:30    6th Period Exam

Thursday December 19, 2019

7:00 –   8:40    1st Period Exam

8:40-9:10 Snack/600,500,200 & 3rd Period Class
9:15-9:45 Snack/100,300,400, all others

9:50 –   11:30    7th Period Exam      


David Dye Nominated for Sunshine State Scholar Award

Picture of David Dye Sunshine State Scholar Award

David Dye, a junior at Niceville High School (NHS), was recently nominated for Florida's 2020 Sunshine State Scholars Program which recognizes Florida's top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students. David, along with other nominees from Okaloosa County, will be competing for one of the ten Sunshine State Scholar awards. The math and science department teachers at NHS nominated him.

Pictured above are: L-R: Melody Kortbein, NHS AP Calculus teacher; Principal Charlie Marello; David Dye; and Gina Emery, Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Marine science teacher and department chair.


Mr. Justin Reichard Chosen NHS Teacher of the Year

Justin Reichard Chosen NHS Teacher of the Year

The faculty of NHS selected Justin Reichard to represent the Eagles as Teacher of the Year. Mr. Reichard teaches in both the Advanced Placement and University of Cambridge programs at Niceville High School.


NHS Choral Director Named Florida Secondary Music Educator of the Year

Picture of Michael Dye, NHS Choral DirectorNiceville High School Choral Director Michael Dye has been named the 2020 Florida Secondary Music Educator of the Year by the Florida Music Education Association.  A native Arkansan, Dye has taught in Florida for 30 years.

Dye will be retiring at the end of this school year after 44 years as a public school music educator.  He has been Niceville High School’s choral director since 1990.  In 2004 he was Niceville High School’s Teacher of the Year, and runner-up to the Okaloosa County Teacher of the Year.  His Niceville choirs have earned a state-high 18 “Choirs of Distinction” awards.  Under his leadership over 500 students have been all-state singers.  In the early 2000’s he spearheaded the effort to establish the Florida Vocal Association Men’s All-State Chorus.  Dye has conducted all-state choirs in Florida and Arkansas as well as dozens of district and regional honor choirs.  He has judged state choir assessments in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Under his direction the Niceville Singers have sung in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, China, Spain, Italy and France as well as three performances in Carnegie Hall.  Dye has served as president of the Florida Vocal Association and the Florida School Music Association.

Dye will receive the award in January at the Florida Music Education Association’s 2020 Convention in Tampa.


Niceville Robotics Team Hosts Inaugural Build Day

Niceville Robotics Team Hosts Inaugural Build Day

On Saturday, October 5, forty budding roboticists got together for the first ever Build Day at the Neiger Education Robotics Facility (NERF) in Niceville. Teams from Ft. Walton Beach High School, Davidson Middle School, and OCSD Manufacturing Program were joined by students from Collegiate High School, Boys & Girls Club, and even a team from Tallahassee. The students spent the day with their coaches and mentors designing and building their robots in preparation for their first tournament on November 9.  The event was planned and hosted by Doolittle Institute and Emerald Coast Robotics Alliance along with student volunteers from Niceville’s Robotics Team.

The teams are participating in the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) ( FTC is an international competition where teams pair with another team on a 12’ x 12’ field to compete against another alliance of two robots.  The alliances race against time and each other to accomplish specific tasks in 2.5 minute matches.  In this year’s game, SKYSTONE®, alliances must gather “stones” from a “quarry” and use them to build towers on the other side of the field.

Although we have had FTC teams in the area for some time, last year we reached sufficient numbers to create our own local AeroCoast League.  Saturday’s build day was the first of its kind on the Emerald Coast.  The 6,000 square foot NERF was built expressly for the purpose of facilitating these types of events.  It houses competition fields, programming & CAD stations, and a wealth of bench & hand tools necessary for teams to design and test their robots.

Besides the teams present, Hans Wolf from Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation was on hand to train the event volunteers who will be officiating the AeroCoast League tournaments this season. The tournaments are being held at the Hsu Innovation Institute on Anchors Street in Ft Walton Beach and are open to the public (free admission). If anyone would like more information on FIRST® robotics, starting a team, or volunteering, please contact Lauren Bierman ( or Ben Shuman (